Fire suppression sprinkler system discharge contains dangerous pollutants like lead, mercury, and chlorine. While some fire protection professionals and in-house maintenance personnel transport this discharge to a safe disposal site during regular tests and maintenance, time and cost make this method infeasible for most.
Instead, the polluted water is often discharged onto parking lots or diverted into landscaping, where it can find its way into storm drains, other receiving waters, or percolate into the ground water table. This polluted water with its “heavy metals” content is generally discarded into the environment, which contributes to the contamination of our oceans, rivers, waterways and soil. But now, that can change.
The EcoSmart Filter effectively filters this discharge on-site. It was invented by a fire protection engineer who understands the challenge of finding a practical solution for legally and responsibly flushing fire suppression sprinkler systems.
Note the difference in heavy metal levels before and after filtration as they relate to the acceptable maximum.
In certain situations, the EcoSmart filter is capable of reducing the presence harmful pollutants well below acceptable maximums.